Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Inferno by Dante
"… I saw multitudes
to every side of me; their howls were loud
while, wheeling weights, they used their chests to push.
They struck against each other; at that point,
each turned around and, wheeling back those weights,
cried out: Why do you hoard? Why do you squander?"
Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Count of Monte Cristo BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS
The picture of Dorian Grey
Although the premise might be weird or maybe you think the plot has been rehashed over and over, the way Oscar Wilde wrote it is beyond brilliant. The way Dorian is portrayed and his journey towards the mass murdering makes you question your own morality. This is why I find it difficult to get how this isn't as well-known as I thought it might be. The fact that its premise is that a man becomes immortal because his painting ages for him should be enough to gain a sufficient audience but then again this might also be the reason why people steer clear of it. It also talks a lot about philosophical things which may make the book look like it's for those types of people but it isn't! Give the book a chance because it is amazing.
"“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”"
So give these books a chance because they prove that classical books, contrary to what us teenagers usually think, aren't so boring.
-Anna Cayco and Adela Reyes